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West Virginia vs. Baylor score: Mountaineers, Bears even after 1st half shootout

West Virginia and Baylor were expected to engage in an offensive shootout, but the back-and-forth of the first half exceeded anyone's expectations when the teams went into the locker room all knotted up, 35-35. Geno Smith is absolutely on fire so far, hooking up with his dynamic duo of receivers in Stedman Bailey and Tavon Austin. Smith has hit 26-of-28 attempts for 288 yards and four touchdowns. Austin, who dominated Maryland last week, has nine catches for 107 yards, while Bailey has six catches for 91 yards and two touchdowns.

Art Briles and his offense have gone toe-to-toe with Dana Holgorsen and the Mountaineers, however, racking up more than 320 yards through the air. Nick Florence was 11-of-16 for 321 yards and two touchdowns. An interception on the second play of the game was the only real mistake by the Baylor quarterback, as well as the only real defensive play for either side in the first half. It appeared the Mountaineers would take a seven-point lead into the locker room, but Florence found Lanear Sampson down the left sideline with five seconds remaining to even it up on the final play of the half. It was the apropos ending to an insane first half of football.

Photographs by dizfunk used in background montage under Creative Commons. Thank you.